Nancy Monroe completed over 20 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric nursing before becoming a family psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2012. She completed her education at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, where she focused her studies on the integration of psychiatric and primary care, as well as the treatment of children on the autism spectrum.
Nancy believes that the challenges that life presents are actually blessings-in-disguise. When individuals choose to get psychiatric care for problems with mood, thoughts, or behaviors, they can get to know themselves better, develop better coping skills, and expand their capacity to care for others. Nancy is particularly sensitive to the experience of parents who have children with special needs and the opportunities it presents to enrich their lives.
Nancy’s clinical interests include:
Autism spectrum disorders
Impairment-reduction through early intervention
Collaboration with primary care and the “medical home”
Post-hospitalization or partial hospitalization step-down
Spirituality and mental health